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Offline Asteriktos

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Icon Placement Question
« on: October 30, 2010, 11:51:29 AM »
I know there are certain customs related to icons (e.g. don't put one in the bathroom), so I had a question. I recently received an icon and was thinking about putting it on a shelf in my icon corner... the thing is, the shelf is only about at the height of my thigh, and would be partially out of sight when I was actually praying. Here's a pic showing the placement (it's the lowest one). Are there any rules/customs about where Icons should be placed as it relates to height or ability to be seen while praying?

(Note, I can't put it on the top shelf because I'm saving that space for a Rublev Trinity icon I have coming)
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Re: Icon Placement Question
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2010, 03:41:48 PM »
Well, if you ever kneel during your prayers, the height would be just right.   :)

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Re: Icon Placement Question
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2010, 04:40:52 PM »
Well, if you ever kneel during your prayers, the height would be just right.   :)

 :D Hadn't thought of that, very true!
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Re: Icon Placement Question
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2010, 06:24:45 PM »
I just wouldn't put them at floor level. :P
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Re: Icon Placement Question
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2010, 11:27:50 PM »
well, I don't see why you couldn't just hang it!?

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Re: Icon Placement Question
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2010, 12:42:43 AM »
well, I don't see why you couldn't just hang it!?

I just sort of like the icons to be in a general cross shape, or as close as I can get that. Also, I like things to be symmetrical. I know, I'm a bit strange. :)
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Re: Icon Placement Question
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2010, 03:17:04 AM »
well, I don't see why you couldn't just hang it!?

I just sort of like the icons to be in a general cross shape, or as close as I can get that. Also, I like things to be symmetrical. I know, I'm a bit strange. :)
Not at all. :) I like things symmetrical, too.
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Re: Icon Placement Question
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2010, 09:58:06 AM »
well, I don't see why you couldn't just hang it!?

I just sort of like the icons to be in a general cross shape, or as close as I can get that. Also, I like things to be symmetrical. I know, I'm a bit strange. :)
ah, I see!  forgive me for not noticing that in your pic! perhapse you could make another level, a thicker cross?  or, if you like Slavic designs, work on adding icons to make that appealing 3-bar look.

best of luck!